Barretts dispersal not a goodbye for Stute

Veteran trainer Mel Stute, who says his Barretts dispersal of his Santa Anita stable is not an indication of retirement, does admit he’s cutting back at 83 years old. “I am cutting back,” said Stute. “We’ve got nine in the sale on Tuesday with Mary Knight. These are horses of racing age and most of […]

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Barretts California sale set for Monday

A Barretts mixed sale scheduled for Monday, January 24 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, California will feature a catalog of 392 horses, including breeding stock, horses of racing age and yearlings. The sale will include the dispersal of Applebite Farms and phase one of the Walter Family Trust horses.

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pinhooked on Graded Stakes Wins

Of the 327 American Graded Stakes winners in 2010, just 22 of them  were listed as having sold as yearlings and repurchased at sales of North American 2-year-olds in training. This head count doesn’t include those horses that may have RNAed at yearling sales and resold at auctions of 2-year-olds, or vice versa—bought at yearling […]

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Barretts January mixed sale catalog announced

Barretts has cataloged 392 horses for its 2011 January mixed sale. The auction is located at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park on Jan. 24.

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By Ray Paulick No market segment will go unscathed when an industry has the kind of downturn the Thoroughbred bloodstock business experienced over the last 18 months.  The 2009 yearling market took a $150-million hit in gross revenue, falling from $438 million in 2008 to $280 million last year, a 36% decline and the […]

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